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Great Ideas

Great Ideas

The idea to make a machine that slices a loaf of bread was a great idea. The day I decided to cut off an electrical wire with a pair of pliers, without shutting the breaker off…..not so much. Indoor plumbing was an idea that was pure genius. The time my sister said, ‘Hey, lets crawl up the bale elevator’, wasn’t. One broken leg and much crying ensued, but then, I was only 6. 😀 Whoever had the idea for an automatic washing machine was pretty darn smart. When Dad said to me, ‘Hang on to that board while I sand it’, I should have been smart enough to see this coming and walked away! But instead I got my hand sanded with a belt sander….good idea? Nope…not even close. What I’m getting at here is that there are so many people that have great ideas, and my family and I are more like a Jackass movie!! It’s my own fault, really. I’m sure climbing the bale elevator would have been fun had I been older and a little less clumsy, my sister made it up and back safely….but no, I break my leg while at the bottom. The hand sanding(as we like to call it) was nothing more than me helping Dad out, and since I’m a people pleaser I help when someone needs it! For the record, it only bled for a little while and he laughed.. The live wire and pliers incident I have a harder time explaining, I guess I just wasn’t thinking. A note to anyone who does want to try it, don’t wear a fuzzy sweater when you do, it gets scorch marks down the front! 😀 These are just a few anecdotes that stand out it my thoughts right now, I’m sure everyone has moments like these….. at least I hope so.

The Epiphany opened yesterday, it only comes around four times a year, so it’s always exciting when the doors finally open. I was up bright and early this morning and managed to gain access to it, much to my surprise. There’s all kinds of goodies to play for this round and there’s also some gifts in celebration of The Epiphany’s birthday. Veechi is at this round and has an incredible gacha set of goodies! The ‘Desert Sun ‘ catwa make up gacha is a collection of vibrant desert colours with shadow and lip tint among the commons and one of the RARE items being lashes! I’m so excited to be able to wear all these goodies since my acquisition of the Lilo bento mesh head from Catwa. I’m wearing one of the two options from the Lush Lashes, RARE prize and one of the three options from the Victoria Shadow, naturals set. In all, there’s ten commons and 2 RARE to play for. The Epiphany runs until August 15.

In the world of Group Gifts, !NFINITY has the Emme Summer Top out free for group members and it’s perfect for these hot summer days. It’s compatible with the Maitreya, SLink, Belleza, Tonic, and TMP mesh bodies, and also comes in standard sizes plus, it’s HUD driven including eight colours. The group has a 50L$ one time fee to join, but with regular gifts and reduced pricing on new releases, it’s well worth it!!

There’s still a few days left in the current round of Shiny Shabby and LEGAL INSANITY has the Ella Denim Shorts exclusive to the event. They fit like a glove and look incredible with a slimming leg and a nice round butt. 😀 They’re compatible with the Maitreya, SLink, and Belleza mesh bodies and they come in four denim tones, sold separately or as a fatpack. Shiny Shabby runs until July 20.

The July round of The Chapter Four is still going strong with lots of time left for you to get your shopping done! {MYNX} has the ‘Beach Beads’ gacha set there for your playing enjoyment. These bangles just scream fun and summery and with ten commons and two RARES to play for, you’ll have as much fun as a beer commercial. 😛 I’m wearing the ‘Beach Beads-Starfish, RARE which is colour change via drop down menu with six colours for the cord.

This is how I look before every blog post I write, if you want to know the truth, although I’m not usually smiling. 😀 RC Cluster has the ‘Really Neat Notepad and thinking pencils’ gacha set at The Epiphany and I got the ‘Great Ideas’ version to help stimulate my brain! You get the notepad and the ‘thinking pencil’ in each prize with arm poses included. Just add the two things to yourself after you’re in the pose you want and your arms will do do their thing!

You might want to zoom in a bit in flickr to catch a good look at the pretty manicure I have on. This is from the ‘Grapefruit Mimosa’ applier set from Hello Dave. It’s compatible with SLink, Omega and Maitreya nails. This is one of five colours in the mini set.

I love the ‘Satomi’ hair from [monso]. The hair is shaped into cute little kitty ears and tied loosely at the back. It’s at the Hair Fair 2017 today, but with this being the last day it should move to the [monso] main store shortly.

The ‘Just Love’ tattoo is a group gift from Carol G Tattoo Wear. I like it’s simple message that isn’t thought of enough. There’s five other group gifts available for group members at this time.

I’m using the animations HUD for the Lilo bento mesh head from Catwa here to make this look that kind of looks like I’m happily thinking good things. I will admit that this isn’t the picture I wanted for this post, but after crashing a whole bunch of times while trying to take a different shot, I finally gave up and settled on this one. I just didn’t have the energy to log back in and do it all over again, I’m sure there’s a fellow blogger or two that might feel my pain. 😀 So, to make the Lilo head look fab I’m using the Luna skin in ‘peche’ tone from Avada. I just love this look and find it hard to try others, so Luna it is! And as always, I’m wearing the Lara mesh body from Maitreya.

As for the nice decor around me at home, the Visual Bench 1, RARE is from the ‘Visual’ gacha set from Concept. The ‘Beach’ sign is from the Coastal Cabin gacha set from Bee Designs. The Birdacge Decor and the Ladders & Bird Houses are from the ‘Courtil’ gacha set from Myrinne.

I’m on the deck of the Boat Shack from REDGRAVE Homes and Interiors.

I Am the Highway

I Am the Highway

Pearls and swine bereft of me
Long and weary my road has been
I was lost in the cities
Alone in the hills
No sorrow or pity for leaving I feel

I am not your rolling wheels
I am the highway
I am not your carpet ride
I am the sky

I Am The Highway ~Audioslave~

It’s this time of year that the call of the road is strong in me! That sounds like something Yoda would say! I mean the literal highway, not the figurative one! The mornings are fresh and sunny and there’s nothing nicer than the thought of jumping in the truck and heading out somewhere. It doesn’t matter where, for me the trip is more important than the destination! The road has long been romanticized, and for good reason! That feeling of freedom, of leaving behind the old and embarking on an adventure is exciting! I haven’t set out on a trip in a long time, and I kind of miss it. I remember the feeling of being on the road, waking up to a gorgeous early morning with a fresh cup of coffee and 600 miles ahead of me, which is a legal day of driving in the U.S of A! On the perfect summer mornings, no matter what part of the world I was in, the highway was freedom and peace! I could sing along with the music, talk to myself, or just enjoy the view from the drivers seat! It’s those days that make me long for the highway, the bad days that always came with the good, not so much!

I’m out on my favourite stretch of road at The Last Forever, again! I’m not sure I’ll last very long walking on the road in these sky high heels, but I’ll look good doing it! The ‘Farrah Sandals’ in paisley are a new take on one of my favourite shoes from Slipper Originals! The super high platform and the strap across the toes are the perfect look for summer! These are reminiscent of the look from the early 80’s when spike heels and cut off jeans were all the rage! For a limited time, the ‘Farrah Snadals’ in paisley and polka dot fatpacks are on sale for a super low price at the SO main store! You can’t miss them when you land at the store and who can resist them?

HelaMiyo has released a new set of poses and they’re perfect to show off a simple outfit such as this, or any outfit for that matter! The ‘Hoodie’ pose set contains five poses and their mirrors and is available at the HelaMiyo main store!

Me, and half of the female population in Second Life have the newest jeans from Blueberry! The DWL Classic Skinny Jeans fit incredibly well!

I’m wearing the high feet from SLink with the French Ready nail applier from Hello Dave!

Just Breathe

Just Breathe

Yes, I understand that every life must end, uh-huh
As we sit alone, I know someday we must go, uh-huh
Oh I’m a lucky man, to count on both hands the ones I love
Some folks just have one, yeah, others, they’ve got none

Stay with me…
Let’s just breathe…

Practiced are my sins, never gonna let me win, uh-huh
Under everything, just another human being, uh-huh
I don’t wanna hurt, there’s so much in this world to make me bleed

Stay with me
You’re all I see…

Did I say that I need you?
Did I say that I want you?
Oh, if I didn’t I’m a fool you see
No one knows this more than me

As I come clean…
I wonder everyday, as I look upon your face, uh-huh
Everything you gave
And nothing you would take, oh no

~Just Breathe-Eddie Vedder~

I’m keeping it simple today, just beautiful lyrics from a beautiful song. With Eddie Vedder’s haunting voice, this gives me goosebumps! To enjoy it in it’s entirety just click the link!

I’m focusing on the Alissa Flats from Slipper Originals today! They’re exclusive to the new round of Designer Circle that’s all new and open today! The fatpack contains 16 colours with four areas to customize and is SLink, Maitreya, and Belleza compatible!

I’m wearing a nail applier from Hello Dave! I made the mistake of taking the HUD off and now can’t remember which one it’s from! So, check out the main store or Market Place and I know you’ll find something that you like!

You can see just a little bit of the Baseball Tee in Classic Green from Stories&Co. by Flowey! It’s one of my favourites for kicking around the house.

The F516 hair is from tram. There are some seriously edgy hair at there!

I consist of the Alex mesh head from Logo, wearing the Alexa skin in honey tone from Sinful Curves Skins……plus the Lara mesh body from Maitreya and the elegant1 hands and flat feet from SLink.

I’m using a pose from the Ground Sits pose set from Sari-Sari {poses + deco}.

Winter

Winter

Winter crept
Through the whispering wood,
hushing fir and oak;
crushed each leaf and froze
each web-
but never a word he spoke.

Winter prowled
by the shivering sea,
lifting sand and stone;
nipped each limpet silently-
and then moved on.

Winter raced
down the frozen stream,
catching at his breath;
on his lips were icicles,
at his back was death.

~Judith Nicholls~

Winter has reared it’s ugly head here in the Canadian prairies. There’s nothing quite like the first breath of frozen air, while under the morning stars. It’s a shock to the system to inhale such cold air! I can’t imagine never having experienced it, though! Each morning I’m up early to tend to the animals and make sure all are fed, watered, and warm. I think of all the living things trying to stay warm on such cold days, how does anything survive? The birds, with feathers all fluffed up, stay busy to keep warm by eating one seed at a time. This is a a day when my Dad says, with his quirky sense of humour, “Thank God houses are hollow!”

Luckily, Second Life doesn’t have all the elements of real life! Otherwise I wouldn’t be out here in a short dress and bare shoulders! The Jaded Outfit from KRALUS is a new release that includes two dresses and a pair of shoes! The outfit comes in eight colours, and is Maitreya, SLink, and Belleza mesh body compatible, while the shoes fit those same mesh feet. I’m wearing the Blush tone, it’s a subtle colour so have a close up look on my flickr page by clicking on the picture! Check KRALUS out on Market Place here.

If you’re not in the VIP group for Hello Dave, you should be! This month there’s an advent calendar for the group members to drop in and click on each day! You’ll receive a free mini palette of festive nails! I’m wearing the applier from December 7 here, and if you’re new to the group or missed a couple days it’s not too late, you can still receive past gifts!

The December round of The Chapter Four is on and Le Poppycock has the Warm Fuzzies A & B packs of poses available. Each pack contains six poses. There’s also two couples poses and a free gift to pick up!

My hair is Nadia from the Exclusives pack from [elikatira].

The beautiful Rishi Tattoo in black is from Carol G. Tattoo Wear.

I’m holding a Christmas gift from last years Arcade from Zerkalo.

The December round of We♥RP is on and there is a ton of gifts for group members! By a ton, I mean inventory cramming numbers of gifts! One of the is them Leather Neckbelt from =Zenith=.

As usual, I’m wearing the Alex mesh head from Logo with the Irina skin in pale tone from itGirls, along with the Lara mesh body from Maitreya, and the elegant1 hands and high feet from SLink.

I just love ‘It All Starts With a Smile’ on the Heavenly Groove sim! It has lots of little private areas and great scenery!

All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go!

All Dressed  Up and Nowhere to Go!

I have to admit that I don’t have a gown in my closet waiting to be taken out and worn somewhere fancy! I’ve never put my hair up in an updo like this either! I don’t have heels this high…….well actually, I don’t have heels higher than my runners! So, in real life I’m not at all dressed up with nowhere to go! But, in Second Life, it’s a different story! I’ve taken the time to get my hair done, I found a gorgeous gown to wear, and I’ve gotten my nails and make up done. But, I still have nowhere to go! You might be asking, “Why would someone with no plans get all dressed up just to sit at home?”. I now ask myself the same question……I’m sure there’s something to do somewhere in Second Life, but I like a quiet evening. I can get my place all decorated for Christmas while enjoying some eggnog and a little bit of festive music! Which is something I can do in heels and a gown! What the heck…..sometimes it’s good to dress up, hold your head high, and think about the comfort of the sweatpants and T-shirt waiting to be put on!

To start off, I’m so excited to welcome Sn@tch to my little family of featured designers! I was introduced to Sn@tch way back when I was a noob! My sister took me around to all the clothing hot spots, where fashion was a reasonable price or even free! The first stop was Fab Free and I couldn’t believe all the wonderful free stuff just sitting there for the taking! Sn@tch was a part of it and I proudly wore that outfit, most of the time, really! So now I’m in a little bit of heaven, getting to review all the new releases and specials from Sn@tch, weekly! One of the new releases this week is the Mari Lace Gown! It’s HUD driven with a whopping 30 colours and it’s compatible with the SLink, Maitreya, and Ebody mesh bodies. It also comes in a couple standard sizes! It’s sexy personified!

This stunning hair is the Sophia Updo from NSP! It’s on sale right now at Designer Showcase, but there’s only a few more days to get in on the deal! This is the Naturals pack and it’s HUD driven with a huge number of colours to choose from. The pretty little Orchid Attachment is also colour change with seven colour options for the flower and the greenery!

The gorgeous Salt Water Shadow is available at N21 from Veechi! The pack contains twelve options and it’s compatible with the Catwa, Lelutka, and Logo(seen here on Alex) mesh heads, along with the tattoo layer for the classic avatars. Also, for this round of N21, when you make a purchase from Veechi you’ll receive an exclusive three colour pack of liners as a bonus! These will only be available for the month!

I love the subtle design on these nail appliers from Hello Dave! They’re from the November Mystery Box, which will be available until the end of the month. The box contains eight mini palettes of five design options. This is from the Autumn Bouquet.

All of my jewellery is from Maxi Gossamer Jewellery, and all gorgeous! The thing I love about any of the releases from Maxi Gossamer is that they’re so well made and timeless! I can wear an item that was released a few years ago and it looks as good as it did then! So I scroll through my endless Maxi Gossamer folder to select a few items that I love! I’ve chosen the Misha Dark Fairy Choker and the Nova Dream Moon bracelet, earrings, and rings this time around. Who can resist a ring this size?

The Villenti Heels are from a Luxe Box, I’m not sure which round, sorry! They’re from Reign.

Also from a Luxe Box, is the Alaioute Skybox from Scarlet Creative! I’m standing in front of one of the many windows with a lovely snowy scene behind me.

I consist of the Alex mesh head from Logo, wearing the Irina skin in pale tone from itGirls, along with the Lara mesh body from Maitreya, and the elegant1 hands and feet from SLink.

I’m using poses from the Daisy pack from Diesel Works!

Lighting enhancement from LumiPro.